MĀORILAND SHORTS | WHAKAPAPA

The League

A SELECTION OF SHORT FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CONNECTING US TO EACHOTHER

SCREENS ON THE 25TH MARCH AT 9:30 AM AT THE CIVIC THEATRE

THE LEAGUE

Directed by Jenna J. Neepin
Canada
2014

Meet Norman Meade, one of people behind the Winnipeg Aboriginal Mixed Curling League and its annual bonspiel.

TAMA

Directed by Ryan Alexander Lloyd (Ngāi Tahu)
Aotearoa
2014

A short film following a older man and his middle aged son. An emotional, honest and unconventional film, which explores memories and feelings of loss and hope.

CORAL

Directed by Giacomo Martelli
Samoa
2015

South Pacific, present day. Fishing in a forbidden coral lagoon, a young Samoan father makes a shocking discovery. Its consequences will be determined by the struggle between his conscience and his cowardice.

NETTA JONES

Directed by Pablo Araus Lobos
Aotearoa
2015

During WWII, as Awanui is on high alert fearing a Japanese invasion, 16-year-old Netta falls for a Māori soldier stationed there. Rachel Morris’ story of her grandmother beautifully depicts the landscape of Far North Awanui where a tale of wartime mixed-race love takes place.

SIVA (SAMOA)

Directed by Pati Umaga
Aotearoa
2015

Dance is universal whatever age, race, gender or ability.

THE GAMBLER

Directed by Andrew Scarano
Australia
2015

The Gambler tells the story of Ray, a retired Rugby League player who must overcome his gambling addiction to reform himself and repair his broken marriage.